Connie B returned to Darwin Entertainment Centre with two world renowned and award-winning singer-songwriters, Shellie Morris and Toni Childs.
Constantina Bush invited Darwin to share an evening of music and poignant moments in her new show, Double Gin and Tonic. As one of Australia’s premier Indigenous showgirls, Connie B’s voice has charmed people from the Sydney Opera House to Katherine, telling tales woven together with a wit that spares no one. Her performance repertoire runs from Motown-style music all the way through to pop.
Connie B’s alter ego Kamahi Djordon King is never in the same room. He was one of the first graduates of the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts in 2000, and has since performed and toured with the Malthouse Theatre Company and Ilbijjeri Theatre Company. Since 2008 Connie B has outshone her alter ego appearing in Speigeltents at Darwin Festival and Sydney Festival.
Sharing the stage and spotlight with Connie B was Shellie Morris. The Yanyuwa/Wardaman woman is known around the world but the Northern Territory is her true “home”. She is knowledgeable and has enviable humour that rivals that of Connie B’s. An inspiration to many, Shellie’s illustrious career balances being one of Australia’s most celebrated singer-songwriters with an unwavering commitment to healing through music within communities. She has been involved with the Black Arm Band and has won many awards such as Deadly Awards and ARIA nominations.
Toni Childs, yes, that’s right, the American singer-songwriter best known for her songs ‘Don’t Walk Away’, ‘I’ve Got to Go Now’ and the Emmy-winning ‘Because You’re Beautiful’, added her wisdom, warmth and music to the stage.
Audiences prepared to be disarmed by their host, to laugh and cry with Shellie Morris and Toni Childs, as they soaked up their music.
Enjoy your Double Gin and Tonic!
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